Child Protection Statement
Mayflower Theatre Trust is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults participating in the Arts through commitment to good practice that protects them from harm, abuse and/ or exploitation. All staff, including volunteers will work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of all children, young people and adults.
We have a Child Protection Policy which is regularly reviewed and monitored at least biannually, unless there is legislative changes.
It is based on the following principles:
- The welfare of children and vulnerable adults is the primary concern.
- All children and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
- It is everyone's responsibility to report any concerns about abuse and the responsibility of the Social Work Department and the Police to conduct, where appropriate, a joint investigation.
- All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Staff and volunteers receive a copy of our policy and where appropriate training. Staff with regular contact with children and vulnerable adults are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service).